• MS-DEFCON 2 for Feb 2018: Make sure Automatic Update is turned off

    Last month’s Patch Tuesday (and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) should prove, once again, that knowledgeable Windows users need to turn off Automatic Update.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    Do me a favor, wouldja? If you bump into any of the self-proclaimed security “experts” who tell everyone to turn on Automatic Update, would you post a link to their drivel? I took a lot of guff for my posts a year ago, advising folks to turn off Automatic Update. If there’s anybody in the industry who’s still spreading that kind of hooey, I want to know who and why.